Thanks to SAJA members/friends and SAJAforum readers, we have provided more than 60 sets of tips, story leads and advice to journalists going to South Asia in this SAJAforum post, Advice for American journalists going to South Asia for the first time (take a look and add your own). We have heard from American, Canadian and British journalists that they have found the tips there very useful.
Now here's another way to have a New York Times correspondent hear your thoughts about how to cover South Asia and listen to specific story ideas before she gets to South Asia.
SAJA presents a conversation with Lydia Polgreen, one of three new correspondents who will be based in India for NYT (the others are Vikas Bajaj, former NY-based business reporter, already in Mumbai; and Jim Yardley, current NYT Beijing bureau chief, moving this summer to New Delhi; current South Asia bureau chief, Somini Sengupta, is moving to the Netherlands).
Polgreen, the NYT's award-winning West Africa correspondent, will talk about how she's preparing for South Asia and will take your comments, suggestions and questions.
Monday, March 30, 2009
3:30-4:30 pm EST
[see local time here: http://bit.ly/Q9O3b]
Listen live or to a recording: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/2009/03/30/Lydia-Polgreen-NYT-India
Or call-in live to to a NYC number: +1-347-324-5991 (if you can't dial a NYC number, you can use your computer's microphone and hit "click to talk" at the URL above;you can also set an e-mail reminder for yourself there.
Please call-in during the show and share your thoughts and/or post your comments below. In fact, even if you do call in, it would greatly help her and other correspondents going to India to have your ideas (for stories and contacts) and more written out in the comments section. Even if you do this a few days later, it will help Polgreen and others.